Virii detection very low

Rick Cooper rcooper at DWFORD.COM
Wed Oct 26 19:55:47 IST 2005

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> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Julian Field
> Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1:33 PM
> Subject: Re: Virii detection very low
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> >>What exactly is the licensing situation for Bitdefender?
> >>Is it really free as in beer for all situations? Or when do you have to
> >>pay for it?
> >>How do Bitdefender make any profit? (assuming it's not
> free-as-in-speech)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >From the BitDefender site (Linux Free - Console)
> >
> >
> >
> >BitDefender Linux Edition is a freeware product, which doesn't require a
> >license to be used.
> >
> >
> That's pretty clear. Thanks for the pointer. I will start recommending
> it in addition to ClamAV.
> Apart from being free, how good is its reputation for high detection
> rate and fast updates compared to other products?

Assuming the Linux version is the same as the windows version, because I
don't keep track of how often the Linux version updates even though I use
it, it updates quite frequently and it's not uncommon for the Linux version
to catch the viruses before clam or f-prot even though they are before BD in
my exim scan acls. I use the windows professional version 8 on my laptop and
have been quite happy with it for more than a year.

If you would like to see an interesting update frequency comparison check
this link,1895,1760884,00.asp

Note that the products marked beta are updated MUCH more often than there
general release version. Not a single one of the release versions is in the
top 50% while the betas are all in the top 5% or so. BD comes in the top 4
when you remove the beta products from the list.


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